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PAGE EIGHT THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. ft ll , SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 193S. Sporiorials By JOHK 11. WHOIUC . Sports Editor CARDINALS LIKED HASSON ^ Harry E. Cramer, president ol the Scottdalc Baseball Club for the St. Louis Cardinals in the American League, writes the sports editor--who covered the Mill Town games lor years--that the Cardinals liked Gene Hasson, Connellsville boy now witli the Philadelphia Athletics, and predicted a future for him. Harry enclosed the original filing card on Hasson that was filled in by himself and Chorlcs S. (Pop) Kelch- ncr, veteran St. I.ouis scout who was looking over the boys at the Scottdale spring training camp early in 1031. "Have read a lot about Hasson being turned down by the Cardinals in 1931,*' Cramer writes. "For your information, am enclosing card on him issued during our 1931 spring training. You will note that he had speed, agility, batting poise and had a future. You will also note that he was only 15 years old at that time and he was instructed to keep in touch with us. Of course, we did not have a club in 1932 and that is why he got away from us." The card under date of April 25, 1931,- shows the name of Eugene C. Hasson, 116-North Sixth street, Connellsville, a first baseman, age 15. weight 168 pounds, height 68 inches and left-handed batter and fielder. It had two lines to show the athlete's strength and filled in was: "Age- specd-agility. Showed batting poise. Has a future." The blank on the player as a prospect "later" was filled in with a "yes." 1C our memory serves us well Branch Rickey, vice-president and general manager, was -impressed by Hasson's performances but felt that he was in need of seasoning before he could step out. Possibly in losing the Scottdalc farm, the Cardinal management forgot about some of the potential baseball stars of the community. But Hasson was not to be denied his chance to make good anc Connie Mack is hoping that he wil be able to fill the hole at the initial stack for his Athletics in the Amcr- "ican League." 'Aiiie' Luczak Scores 25 Points to Establish Mark; Has Total of 139 L o c a l Ace Counts 10 Field Goals and Five Fouls; New Record. AT JOHNSTOWN TUESDAY NIGHT The Connellsville High School basketball quintet swamped Jean- nctte High Friday evening as Allic Luczak set a new high o£ 25 points to pace the Cokcrs to a 46-29 victory in Section 9. The Jays' coach sent-three substitutes into the fray in an cffor^ to check the Cokcr ace but "Allic" was unstoppable as he ran his season's total points score to 139. Showman won the plaudits of the crowd with his excellent floor work. Aside from the scoring spectacle put on by Luczak and Showman, the locals' offense in general showed a great improvement. The passing was better though the youngsters showed a tendency to become "wild" at times. The Orange and Black took command of the scoring from the beginning and when the first period ended was leading 16-4. The visitors managed to stay even during the second quarter, each team getting eight points to boost the total at halftime to 24-12. Again in the third stanza, the Doldcmcn found the net to outscore their opponents, increasing their lead to 17 points. Next Tuesday the Cokcrs travel to Johnstown where a great game is expected as the locals arc determined to even the series. The line-ups: Connellsville G. F. Jts. Reed, f MAN" WHO PASSES BALL NOT GIVEN PUBLICITY - According to the D. T. Informer Bruce M. Shearer, basketball coach of Dunbar Township High School commented that "in news writcups of games the player who scores the most points is given praise while the player who passes the ball receives little credit for his work." As a matter of fact the same thought has come to us in years gone by in football and baseball as well as basketball but there's nothing that can be done, about it. You don't read about Eve passing the apple to Adam in the Garden of Eden. The subject is one that could bring forth a lot of wordage but would not accomplish anything. John Q. Public is interested only in who made the points, not so much how. And no newspaper can go into elaborate detail of who passed to who. With the game as fast as it is today it's a wonder the scorekeepcrs don't have things in a jumble most" of the timer Luczak, f ._. Showman, c Stipa, g . ._ Evans, g Totals .. G. ,, 2 -.10 _ 4 _ 1 2 _ _ . 19 W. P. I. A. League Summaries SECTION 9 Yesterday's Results. Connellsville -16; Jcanneltc 29. Nonvin 27; Scottdale 16. Grcensburg 51; Mount Pleasant 21 Johnstown 34; Latrobc 27. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Grcensburg . Johnstown ,,. Norwin . Connellsville Jeannctte -- Latrobc Scottdalc .. . Mount Pleasant rut. i.ooo .875 .790 .500 .250 .250 .250 .12 Games Tuesday. Scottdalc at Jeannctte. Grcensburg at. Norwin. Latrobc at Mount. Pleasant. Conncllsville at Johnstown. SECTION 10 Yesterday's Results. Derry Twp. 27; Ligomcr 7. Derry Boro. 22; E. Huntingdon 17 Youngwood 41; Dunbar 34. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Dunbar . Youngwood 5 Derry . - 5 Derry Township .. 5 Hurst . . 3 Ligonier - 1 ' East Huntingdon _ 0 Pet .714 .714 .714 .714 .500 .143 .000 Youngwood Surprises Dunbar, . Four Schools Go Into Deadlock For First Place in Section 10 Games Tuesday. Ligonier at East Huntingdon. Derry at Youngwood. Dunbar at Hurst. SECTION 18 8 46, Non-scoring substitutes--Marakas,; McClure, Murray and Olszewski. BOBBY RICE PLACED Bobby Rice, a veteran of 18 years experience as a minor league player and manage'r, has been appointed business manager of the "Asheville, N. C., Tourists, succeeding Branch Hickcy, Jr. Rice, who formerly piloted Chartcroi to a championship in the Middle Atlantic League in 1929, joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1930 .after he had impressed^. Branch Rickey, vice-president and business manager of the National League op- orators of the farm at Scottdalc. Rice managed Wayncsboro fa the Blue Ridge League, Kcokuk of the Mississippi Valley, Elmira, Greensboro, N. C., and last year Albany of the Georgia-Florida League. Rice, a third sacker, is a native of Philadelphia. Y-CIIURCH LEAGUE Standing of the Clubs. W. \j United Brethren . 5 Christian .- - . 3 United Presbyterian - 3 Leiscnring Prcsby. .. 2 First M,-E 2 Dnwson M. E. _ .. 1 Church of Brethren ·_ 1 St. John's-... .1 Presbyterians _ . 0 Pet. 1.000 .750 .600 .500 .500 .000 .333 .250 .000 Games Tuesday. Dawson_M. E. vs. Church of Brethren, 7 P. M.' First M. E. vs. United Presbyterians, 8 P. M. Presbyterians vs. Christians, 0 P. M. Noted Racer Killed. FRANKFORT, Germany, Jan. 29. --ITsrnd -R'osemeycr, 29, star automobile racer, was killed Friday as he tried for a world record on the highway near Frankfort. Winner of last year's Vanderbilt Cup rare at New York, Rosemeyer held three road records, for the kilometre, mile and 10 miles. H* was the husband of a famous flier, £11! Belnhom. Fish Story With Pruof. VULCAN, Alta., Jan. 29.--Three fishermen here can prove their fish story by a photograph. They had hooked a 19%-pound pike at Luke McGregor. When'they were hauling It into the boat, a 20 '/i -pound fish swallowed their first catch--and was landed. Jeannctte Walters, f Cataldo, f Steincr, c Broker, g Kellet, g . Hohn, f ... G. 0 3 3 2 1 , 2 «'· 35. 0 6 Yesterday's Results. Belle Vcrnon 38; Fayettc City 23. Rostravcr 42; Pcrryopolis 27. Sewicklcy 41; South Huntingdon Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Rostravcr _. - ... -- 7 0 Belle Vcrnon 5 2 __ 11 77 29 Totals Non-scoring substitutes--Baughn, Colo and Trcgesser. Score by quarters: Connellsville . _ . .16 Jeannette 4 Referee--Wildman. 8 12 8 7 10--46 10--29 Paramount: Lose Thriller to Dunbar Township Juniors The Paramount Juniors lost a thriller Friday night when they dropped a "heart-breaker" to the Dunbar Township Junior Varsity by the close score of 34-33 at the Lcisenring gym. It was the third setback for the local dribblers in 21 starts. The township outfit found it difficult to overcome the lead even though they staged a rally In the final half. Szepcsi was the big gun in the Dunbar line-up registering 9 double-deckers while "Tommy" Conway and Robinson were important factors in the theatre lads line-up. The line-ups: Paramount Jrs. G. F. Pts. Con way, f .4 Stone, .f Hoover, c Kline, g. _ Robinson, g Wagner, f . Lopes, f . -- Totals ,.2 -0 -4 I 2 IS 3 33 Non-scoring substitutes -- Sheetz, Furtncy, Jones. Dunbar Twp. J. V. Szcpesi, f ._ Gmittcr, 1 Romanko, c -Goodwan, g -McQuade, g -Colinsky, c '..1 G. 9 3 ._ 2 __ 0 0 F. Pts. 0 18 Totals . Paramount Jrs. ... Dunbar Varsity . . Referee--Coligan. Umpire--Robinson. .. 15 7 10 18 6 4 34 6 10--33 8 2--34 High Team Duckpln Score. Brownsville, bowling in the Mon Valley Duckpin League, scored a high total of 2,632 for three games in defeating Clarksvllle. Brownsville posted a record of 1,039 for one game as Katko turned in 182, G. Dankovich 252, Sabo 198, Biddle 220 and Pete Hanula 187. New Yorkers Sign Contracts. Mel Ott of the Giants and George Selkirk nnd Kemp Wicker of the Yankees have signed their 1938 contracts. From St. Louis came word that Pepper Martin had done business witli the CardinaJt iVest Newton ·"ayctte City Perryopolis Sewicklcy South Huntingdon . Pet. 1.000 .714 .607 .420 .429 .K3 .000 Commodore Club Falters When Two Veteran Guards Leave Game. A four-way tic for first place was created in Section 10 on Friday night as Dunbar Township High lost its second league fray by a score of 41 to 34 to a rangy Youngwood quintet that dominated piny at the Lclscn- ring No. 1 gymnasium. It was Lciicnring's second setback and as a result the Red and Black finds itself deadlocked with Derry Township, Derry Borough and Youngwood for the top rung in what promises to be a red hot and wide open title chase. The railroaders took a 9-4 lead in the first quarter but the home five rallied to set the pace, 17-16, at the half but faltered in the third as "·ungwood moved into a one-point lead, 4-23, to start the final quarter. Youngwood began with a bang and soon chalked up a seven point edge, then nine and finally 10 but Lcisen- ring whittled this down three points. · The Red and Black was off in its work from the field, missing all kinds of easy shots as the railroads, presenting a collection of tall dribblers, cut loose to find the net for 17 double-deckers. Dunbar scored 11 times from the field and scored 12 out of 22 from the free zone while Youngwood counted seven out of 10 charity tosses. Dunbar had previously dished out a one-sided setback to Youngwood and sported victories over Derry Jorough, Hurst, Ligonier, and East Huntingdon while its lone defeat was administered by Derry Township a ivcek ago. Hurst had taken .over Jerry Township and then Deny Jorough made it a wide open race y spilling its township neighbors. Youngwpod's two setbacks came from Dunbar and Derry Township while Derry Borough lost to Youngwood and Dunbar. Losing to Youngwood, the Red and Black missed out on a big chance to move a little closer to another sectional championishp. Derry Town- ihip Is defending its laurels, Dunbar goes to Hurst on Tuesday night. The summary: Dnnbar Yourich, f . . Soscnstcel, f 'avolsky, f . . rlasson, c ; ilcrchko, g Husband, g Games Tuesday. Pcrryopolis at Fayettc City. South Huntingdon at Rostravcr. West Newton at Sewickley. SECTION 14 Yesterday's Results. Georges 30; Mapletown 17. South Union 29; German 28. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Georges . North Union South Union Point Marion Redstone . Mapletown ... German ..... -- _. 7 _ 5 _ 5 4 __ 2 _ _ 1 ~~ 0 Pet. 1.000 .833 .714 .571 .286 .143 .000 Games Tuesday. Redstone at Georges. Mapletown at South Union. German at North Union. SECTION 4 Yesterday's Results. Uniontown 20; Monessen 18. Charlcrol 31; Donora 29. Brownsville 36; Monongahcla 19. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Donora .Uniontown Monessen Charleroi Brownsville California Monongahcla . Pet, .857 .714 .571 .571 .429 .167 .143 Games Tuesday Charleroi at Unlontown. Monongahela at California. Monessen at Brownsville. Racing Driver Scrubs Way. VANCOUVER, Jan. 29.--Charles Corcoran of Hamilton is going to scrub and polish his way to the Briliih Empire games in Sydney Australia. The 21-year-old Canadian racing driver refused to be stymict by lack of funds and is paying his own way to the games. Totals Youngwood -rosby, f Stotlcr, f Jones, f P. Brandt, c . McClcllan, g . J. Brandt, K . Hudson, g _ . G. 1 . 0 . 5 . 2 . 2 . 1 -.11 G. . 6 . 0 . 3 . 3 . 0 . 3 . 2 F. Pis. 7 9 2 2 1 11 2 6 0 4 0 2 12 34 F. Pts. Totals . 17 Non-scoring substitutes--Dunbar, Kontra, Szcpesi and Hcrtznell; Youngwood, Rutter and Alsen. Missed fouls--Yourich 1, Roscn- stccl 3, Pavlosky 1, Hasson 2, Herchko 2, Husband 1, Crosby 4, Stotlcr 1, P. Brandt 1, McClellan 2, J. Brandt 1, Hudson 1. Scoring by quarters: Dunbar Twp. . ._ . 4 13 Youngwood . . . 9 7 Referee--Hackney. 6 11--34 8 17--41 HURST VARSITY BOWS TO ALUMNI Hurst High's Varsity, idling in Section 9 Friday night, went down to a 26 to 21 defeat before the Alumni as the latter came through with a 121 margin in the fourth quarter. Pirates Will Play Here February 14 The Pittsburgh Pirates basketball team will come to Connellsville on February 14 to meet the Westinghouse dribblers. Originally It was planned to have the professional five at State Armory on January 31.« Lion Hunting Upsets Home. SAN JOSE, Cal., Jan. 29.--Lion hunting and matrimony do not mix, according lo Mrs. Katherine Bruce, wife of California's official lion hunter. In her petition for divorce she charged her husband spends so much time hunting lions all over the state that there Isn't enough left for her to make marriage worth while. SUB IS STAR By Jack Sords R O S T R A V E R DOWNS PERRY IN FINAL HALF .eisenring Quintet Unable to Find Range and Is Whipped, 41 to 34. AT HURST FLOOR TUESDAY NIGHT PIP A sviteu. JOB 1*1 of- CAPfAwi RAVMeyeK. Atouj -ffle iWe AWER/OATC AT «»Y«ICHT. mi. KINO ftATUKCS SYNOICATt lit. TAX NOTICE! Tuesday, February 1st, 1938, is the last day for payment of the 3rd installment of 1937 SCHOOL TAX, without penalty. C. K. McKESSON, CityDartball League Due to prayer services in some of :hc churches for the past few weeks, the City Church Dnrtball League schedule has been somewhat retarded and managers arc asked to cooperate with officials in an effort to play all postponed games so that the second quarter can be started as contemplated. Teams not having paid their entrance fee before the third round gets under way will not be eligible to participate in the final stretch, J. W. Carlton announced. Due to the revival at the Evangelical Church, games between the Lutherans and Evangelicals have been postponed for a week. Instead the Lutherans v/ill play the Methodist Protestants at the former church on Tuesday. During the week the Methodist Episcopal Juniors upset the M. E. team by taking two out of three games to hold down first place in the league. The standing of the clubs: W. L. East Huntingdon Five Makes Derry Hustle But Loses M. E. Juniors 4 LiUthcrans . ._. .«_,,»..- 8 Methodists 7 Presbyterians 7 United Brethren 6 Baraca Class - -- 2 Meth. Protestants -- 2 Evangelicals _ 3 Christians -- 3 Pet. .667 .067 .583 .583 .500 .333 .333 .333 .333 Games Monday. United Brethren at Methodists. Methodist Protestants at Baracas. IS YOUR RADIO A LITTLE HOARSE? Does it make your favorite star sound like a fright- choked amateur? You don't have to tolerate it. Let us replace the worn-out tubes in your radio with new ones and chances are your radio will again give you the faithful tone you have been missing. 120 So. Pi:]) St, Phone 10GU ALVERTON, Jan. 29.--East Hunt ngdon Township made Derry Bor ough hustle in no uncertain terms t gain a 22 to 17 decision in a har [ought game Friday night at Derrj The line-ups: Derry Borough G. E. Wingard, f 3 Bucci, f 2 Walters, c 1 SCeough, g 0 Stiffler, g 2 Rostraver Township High con- inucd its Section 18 championship iid with a 42 to 27 decision over 'orry Township High Commodores t the lattcr's floor Friday night as the winners continued to hold their wo-gamc- lead. It was a nip and tuck tilt during he first half with the Commodores railing by one point. Then the Pricedale quintet cut loose and increased the margin as the game irogressed, the punch coming after iaker and Statzula, two of the home club guards had been ejected on four personal fouls. , In the other tilts, Belle Vcrnon ripped Fayette City by a score of 38 to 23 while Sewickley Township downed South Huntingdon Township, 41 to 35. The line-ups: Elostravcr LOVC, f . -._.__ ^oulson, f Johnston, c Turner, g Dudgeon, g Cowan, f Qulnn, f Totals _ Perry Wilkie, f . Frency, f Rollen, c G. _ 2 ._ 7 -- 5 -. 0 __ 3 __ 1 ._ 0 · F. Pts. 4 17 11 0 7 2 1 13 G. 5 4 0 Baker, g 0 Statzula, g 0 Skilcs, c ·,, 1 . Blair, g 1 6 42 F. Pts. 2 12 Totals .._ 11 Scores by periods: Rostraver ._. _ . . 6 7 14 15--42 Perry . 5' 7 7 8--27 Scooters Race "Down Under." WOY WOY, Australia, Jan. 29.-In a five-mile scooter race here, the winner attained an average speed of 11^4 miles an hour, covering the distance in 26 minutes. F. Pis 0 3 7 0 2 3 3 0 4 Totals - E. Huntingdon 21ausncr, f Thorn, f ..,, . Petro, c Popovec, g Percosky, g _. 8 G. 2 _. 0 1 2 0 6 23 F. Pts. Totals . . . 5 Score by periods: Derry Borough -- 6 4 7 5--22 East Huntingdon Referee--Snydcr. . 2 3 3 7--17 M. E. Juniors at Christians. Games Tuesday. Presbyterians at M. E. Christians at Baracas. M. E. Juniors at U. B. M. P. at Lutherans. Free Delivery Service! Ladies'Hats 35c Cleaned and Blocked Men's Hats 50c Cleaned and Blocked Any Plain Dress 60c Dry Cleaned and Pressed 2-Pc. Plain Dress 70c Dry Cleaned and Pressed Any Knit Suit 70c Dry Cleaned and Blocked Men's Suits 60c Dry Cleaned and Pressed ' THOSE 19C3 S I M O N S Cash and Carry Cleaners 157 V7. Crawford Avenue. 921 W. Crawford Avenue. You Cam Have Beautiful Cromar Oak Flooring Installed between morning and evening The place for finishing a floor is in the factory-not in your home. By buying Cromar Oak Flooring, you save yourself 10 days to two weeks of nerve-wracking finishing operations with all the turmoil and uoise, the dirt and ugly smells, the periods of waiting between finishing coats which simply cannot be avoided when un-flnlshed flooring is scraped, and sanded and finished after it is nailed down. Cromar Oak Flooring Is finished at the factory-completely. After it is nailed down in your home, you use it--at once. In any room of average size the nailing takes but a day. Two men move aside the furniture in the morning, install the flooring, and you can dance on It after dinner! And Cromar Oak Flooring is not expensive! us quote you prices on it. Let Phone 7000 South Connellsville Lumber Co. Kcnr Capstan (ilnss Co., So. Counellsvillc, Pn.

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